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The establishment of Cabernet Sauvignon trials in preparation for the evaluation of clonal response to climate and management

This investment establishes three trial sites to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon clones. Clone performance will be evaluated via a range of parameters including vine phenology, vegetative and reproductive growth, water relations and berry traits. Better matching of clones to their environment or terroir will potentially improve the quality of Australian wine and provide an outline of clone-specific management practices to help negate the effects of climate change. Formal evaluations of modern (recently imported or selected) Cabernet Sauvignon clones will also be made easier by having established trials in place.

Project date

1 Jul 2017-30 Jun 2022
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Principal investigator

Petrie, Paul

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South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)

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Fruits Other rural industries Wine

Wine Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and …

Multiple industries
Fruits Other rural industries Wine
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